Today was our first full day in Paris! We started it off with Mass at Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart), on top of Montmartre (Hill of Martyrs). It was absolutely beautiful! The singing was led by one of the sisters there.
After Mass, we had the opportunity to walk around the inside of the Church and let the beauty touch our souls. This church has been a source of peace and consolation for the French people for hundreds of years, for whenever they look up towards the hill, they know someone is praying for them. It was deeply touching to see the majestic beauty that brought our hearts and minds directly to God and pointed to the eternal glory that waits us in Heaven.
Before lunch, we went to look at the Moulin Rouge so we could get a picture for Haley, our friend, because she likes the movie so much.
Next, we visited Holybelly, a trendy little cafe. We both ordered Camembert roti au miel salade de petites feuilles, poire comice et huile de sweet noisette. It was baked Brie with honey and nuts and a delicious salad with apples. It was a fantastic meal! Also, we both ordered a latte, it was the first coffee drink Kathleen had ever ordered so naturally, Ivana was very proud and excited. 😉
Then, we got lost in the not so nice part of town. A man tried talking to Ivana, who politely responded in French that she didn’t understand. When he seemed insistent on talking and almost following us, Kathleen hurried forward saying ‘don’t look at anyone, don’t talk to anyone!’ We quickly made our way through the crowd, pretending as if we knew exactly where we were headed.
Finally, we decided to do the practical thing and stop off at a pastry shop to use the wifi. We entered Monsier Fernand, ordered a sweet tasting bread, a bottle of water, and most importantly, acquired the wifi password to find our way back home.
In the evening, we went to the grocery store to buy dinner.